Friday, September 21, 2012

Confession time: I'm a Loud Chewer


It seems like I keep talking about embarrassing things or addictions on Fridays. Keeping with that theme, time for another embarrassing thing about myself:




Yeah. I guess somewhere in my mind I always kind of knew that, but I don’t really think about it that much. This conversation happened with my friend and my old roommate once:

Friend: Why are you chewing so LOUD?
Me: Huh? Uhh… I guess I didn’t realize I was.
Roommate *incredulously*: Wait, you don’t realize how loud you chew??

She wasn’t trying to be snarky. It was an honest question.

Anyhoo, this came up again a couple weeks ago with Boyfriend. I forget the context, exactly. I think it’s possible I maybe was being slightly dramatic.

Just a LITTLE dramatic.








Any other loud chewers out there? Someone? Please?

29 comments:

  1. You are so funny! My husband is a loud chewer. But I'd take that over the snoring any day...

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  2. One day he will video you. While eating.

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  3. My sister always told me I was a loud chewer. But how is that something you can help? As long as you chew with your mouth closed, you're good. Wait, are you making loud MMMMMMmmmMMmmmm noises while you're eating? That might be a problem.

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  4. I can't eat chips in the house-even with my mouth closed-my hub will point out EVERY time i chew loud....

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  5. I am a loud chewer. And a snorer. And a fast eater. Also, my eyelids don't completely close at night. Not that that is relevant, but I feel much better now that I got that off my chest.

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    1. Right now you just described the most unattractive woman in the world. Bless your heart. :)

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  6. Thanks for making me laugh this morning. I'm not a loud chewer but I'm worse: I have TMJ so my jaw pops constantly when I eat. It's horrific.

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    1. Oh god me too and everyone CRINGES and yells, "OH GOD DOESN'T THAT HURT?!?!?"

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  7. I have yet to figure out what my problem is... but thanks for planting the seed that it could be as simple as chewing loudly! :)

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  8. We all have our faults. Coleridge was a mouth breather.

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  9. I don't have any teeth...I can't chew.

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  10. My husband drinks loudly. He gulps everything. One day I said, "Do you seriously have to wait until you're so dehydrated that you need to drink an entire 8 oz glass of water in three seconds?" BAH!!

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  11. My sister is a loud chewer and I, like your roommate assumed she knew. I told her when she was like 25 cuz I got annoyed when we were at lunch one day. Haha, she was utterly shocked.
    My bad food habit is I eat SO fast.

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  12. No one has ever told me I am a loud chewer, but The Hurricane told me I sound like a chainsaw when I snore, which is all night long.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. No matter what I eat, it will always find a way to end up being caked at the corners of my mouth. This has been going on since before Junior High and it's embarrassing when you come home to find you have chocolate dried up there. ._.

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  14. I wish my husband was a loud chewer. I would take that over his snoring and talking in his sleep any day :).

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  15. believe me there are worst problems then loud chewing- frequent accidental burping comes to mind :(

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  16. My cousin is very sensitive to noise and he tells us all that we chew loudly. I'm sure I chew at normal decibels, but when he lived with me for a while, I was so self-conscious of my chewing. It was awful! No one should have to live like that! So you just chew away darling :)

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  17. My partner burps as loud as an elephant. I oftentimes feel embarrassed when we are eating with other people but I am encouraging him to do something about it. LOL!

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  18. Okay I commented on other peoples' crap so it's time I owned up. I always always forever no matter what have gas. I just sit with a blanket in the middle of the summer and pretend to be cold. When it's just my son I let it go but when the husband is around I try to be discreet. It doesn't always work. Can I make this anonymous?

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  19. I tried that "never eating again" thing when an ex told me I could stand to lose a few. That lasted until I got hungry and realized he was a douche.

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  20. I'm not a loud chewer. But I'm a loud breather. Sometimes I get self-conscious and try to breathe quietly, but then I just end up gasping for air after a few minutes when I start feeling dizzy.

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  21. Could you just close your lips to mute things like the rest of us, or is it a mysterious mechanical grinding/crunching sound from deep within your head?

    Because that's actually pretty cool.

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  22. I LOVE THIS BLOG! Lots of funny people here! Keep posting!

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  23. I never really thought about my chewing lol. From this day forth I just might start being conscious!

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  24. Gia, here's the deal. I AM YOUR PEOPLE. Apparently I chew potato chips so loudly (according to my mother) it sounds like thunder. She calls it my "thunder crunch". But here's the thing I don't get: I chew with my mouth closed! So WTF is going on in there?! It's like I have a tiny little stereo system built into my jaws. Luckily it doesn't bother my husband. Plus, I'm not really eating chips any more on account of my weight gain so, yay me?

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  25. Well, again...loud chewing is MUCH better than loud snoring!! :))

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  26. Me! Apparently I smack my lips when I chew. Completely unconsciously. It just HAPPENS. It's gotta be the way my lips are shaped or something, I swear, because even when I'm conscious of it and try really REALLY hard it still bursts free!

    This was a major source of contention between me and my best friend and then-roommate when we moved out together. It drove her nuts, and all my efforts to correct the matter were to no avail.

    Jeez... I hope MY boyfriend is okay with it and not just being polite!

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  27. Sooo funny! This is definitely my oldest daughter. She drives me insane while we are eating. My husband thinks it is hysterical how it gets under my skin so much.

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